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Mass Transit Funding

(Septa GM Joe Casey, in 2011 file photo by KYW's Tony Hanson.)

SEPTA Officials in DC For Transit Confab, Congressional Lobbying

“We’re carrying about 340 million trips, which is about 14 percent higher over the last seven years,” says Septa GM Joe Casey.

03/10/2014

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SEPTA Biding Its Time For State Funding as Pa. Rushes New Budget Into Law

A SEPTA spokeswoman says the transit agency wasn’t expecting the state legislature to approve transportation funding before the end of the state’s fiscal year, June 30th.

07/01/2013

(The Pennsylvania House Transportation Committee, meeting June 27th in Harrisburg.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. House Transportation Committee OKs Compromise Funding Bill

In a move that increases the chance for getting a bill to the governor before recess, the committee approved a plan that raises less money for roads, bridges, and mass transit than a bill passed by the state senate but more than what Gov. Corbett has proposed.

06/27/2013

(The state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo)

Pa. Republicans May Give Corbett Little of What He Wants For Transportation Funding

It appears that the majority Republicans in the Pennsylvania are poised to gut a transportation funding bill passed by the state senate earlier this year.

06/24/2013

(The Bridgeport Viaduct, in 2011.  Photo provided by Septa)

Pa. Senate Approves $1.8B Transportation Funding Measure

The state senate approved a plan that would lift a cap on wholesale gasoline taxes and would increase vehicle fees and fines for moving violation.

06/05/2013

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